1/5. Archive editions of Letter from America, featuring Alistair Cooke 's thoughts about presidential campaigns over the past 60 years. The first programme documents the 1948 contest between Republican candidate Thomas Dewey and incumbent Democrat president Harry S Truman. introduced by the BBC's North America editor Justin Webb. Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Alistair Cooke 's Letters from America: The Elections (released 9 October) for E6.74 (RRP E8.99) including p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD244 at the checkout
5/6. The staff pitch their ideas for the special exhibition. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs.
Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for Eti.99 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD239, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD239 at the checkout
4/6. The Deal. By Rob Kinsman. When a timid doctor is accused of murdering his wealthy older lover, Dickens alone is convinced of his innocence. But proving this means the journalistic team has to take its investigations into the debtors' prison.
Producer/Director David Hunter
1/5. Signing. By Alison Joseph. This weeks stories mark 100 years of the international distress call. A court interpreter is being sent unexpected signals. Will she choose to acknowledge them? Read by Natalie Bennett. Producer Eilidh McCreadie
26/30. A Star ls Born. Continuing her narrative history of the cosmos, Heather Couper reveals how astronomer William Herschel discovered infrared radiation two centuries ago. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badland, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.
3/6. An edition from 2003 with Sandi Toksvig , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke -Taylor. Presented by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 10 for £9.74 (RRP £12.99) inc p&P, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD243, or visit www.bbcshop.com
11/15. Can Ghassan uses his new status as a peer to rescue his business empire and his reputation? Continuing Jonathan Myerson 's reworking of Anthony Trollope 's satirical novel The Way We Live Now.
Additional roles played by Beth Chalmers , Stephen Critchlow , Dan Starkey and Joan Walker
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd from 10.45am
Rt Hon Jeremy Longstaff:
New series 1/4. The US presidential campaign is stirring up political excitement in a way not seen for many years, yet the country is deeply troubled. The American Dream seems in doubt. James Naughtie travels across the United States to assess how ordinary Americans are coping with a shaky economy, the Iraq War, a continuing racial divide and a polarised political process. Producers Sue Ellis and Bill Law
1/2. Philosopher of science Stephen Webster looks at how scientists work and asks why their claims should be believed. He visits a team of biologists at Guy's Hospital in London and a Southampton-based geology group studying coastal erosion.
6/10. Richard Roxburgh reads Tim Winton 's tale of adolescence set in Australia. A close encounter with death does little to dampen Pikelet's fascination with his guru, Sando.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book Breath by Tim Winton for £13.49 (RRP £14.99)call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
3/3. Spike's leading Posh Spice lookalike is nominated for a prestigious award. Written by Mark Watson.
Producer Sam Hoyle
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